smart

smart
smart1 [ smart ] adjective ***
▸ 1 intelligent
▸ 2 clever/funny but rude
▸ 3 about weapons etc
▸ 4 tidy/clean/fashionable
▸ 5 connected with the rich
▸ 6 quick and full of energy
1. ) intelligent:
Sophie is a smart, hard-working student.
If you were smart, you'd buy now before prices go up.
They're smart enough to ask all the right questions.
a ) done with intelligence or careful thought:
Starting a pension scheme now would be a smart move.
a smart question
2. ) speaking or behaving in a clever or funny way that shows a lack of respect:
boys who are punished for being smart in class
a smart answer/attitude
get smart with someone: Don't get smart with me!
3. ) smart machines, especially weapons, use computer technology to make them effective:
smart mines/bombs
4. ) MAINLY BRITISH clean and tidy in appearance and dressed in nice fashionable clothes, especially in a slightly formal way:
Sandy's looking very smart today.
a ) used about someone's clothes:
a smart blue suit
5. ) MAINLY BRITISH connected with rich fashionable people:
We spent a few hours on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills' smart shopping district.
the smart set (=fashionable people): a restaurant popular with the smart set
6. ) a smart movement is quick and full of force or energy:
a smart rap on the knuckles
╾ smart|ly adverb:
a smartly dressed young man
Profits are rising smartly under new management.
╾ smart|ness noun uncount
smart
smart 2 [ smart ] verb intransitive
1. ) to hurt with a sudden sharp pain:
The smoke made my eyes smart.
2. ) usually progressive to become very upset by something that has happened or that someone has said or done:
smart from: The senator was still smarting from his defeat in the vote.
smart
smart 3 [ smart ] noun singular
1. ) a short sharp pain
2. ) a feeling of being upset by something that has happened or that someone has said or done
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Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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